Water Connections

What Fresh Water Means to Us, What We Mean to Water

Jim Rousmaniere

An exploration of how people and water interact
Date Published :
May 2019
Publisher :
Bauhan Publishing
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ISBN : 9780872332768
Pages : 200
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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This book focuses on a stream in New Hampshire and how it and other bodies of water have been affected by changes in technology, economic values, new forms of pollution, new ideas about nature and the occasionally unintended consequences of human action. The time period is from the industrial revolution to the present day. The geographic scope is largely New England but also includes recent experiences in other parts of the United States and the world.  The book is as much about people as it is water with stories about conservationists, artists, reservoir managers, government officials, water power people, fishermen, scientists and ordinary citizens around water.

About The Author

Journalist and historian Jim Rousmaniere spent six years studying human interactions with water -- past and present -- to produce an authoritative report on what water means to us and what we mean to water. His book Water Connections takes in our changing ways around water power, floods and flood control, water pollution and water treatment, watershed protection and water technology.  A graduate of Harvard whose journalism credits include covering national economics for The Baltimore Sun and editing the Keene (NH) Sentinel, he lives in New Hampshire with his wife, a holistic nutrition counselor. He's the father of three daughters and one granddaughter, and is active in community affairs.

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